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Threats to Alliance councillor should be withdrawn immediately – Cllr Hargey

5 December, 2012

Belfast City Councillor Deirdre Hargey has called for the threats against Alliance Councillor Laura McNamee to be lifted immediately.

Speaking today Cllr Hargey said:

“The threats against Cllr McNamee are unacceptable and should be withdrawn immediately. There is no justification whatsoever for intimidation like this.

“The bully boy tactics currently being engaged in by unionism need to stop. We saw protestors attack City Hall, a death threat against Gerry Kelly, protests forcing the closure of the Alliance Party's office in east Belfast and now Cllr McNamee has had to leave her family home.

“Unionist politicians who distributed over 40,000 leaflets specifically targeting the Alliance party need to come out strongly a demand these actions stop.

“They cannot wash their hands off this but they can use whatever influence they have to see that these threats are removed.”

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